Cannes Film Festival 2021 Day 2: Tout S’Est Bien Passé (Everything Went Fine) 2021

Tout S’Est Bien Passé by François Ozon stars Sophie Marceau, André Dussollier, Géraldine Pailhas, Charlotte Rampling, Hanna Schygulla, Éric Caravaca and Grégory Gadebois.

Cannes Day 2: What the Critics say...

by Alexa Dalby

Tout S’Est Bien Passé

CAUTION: Here be spoilers

Tout s’est bien passé

André Dussollier stars as a strong-willed octogenarian who asks his daughter, played by Sophie Marceau, to help end his life following a major stroke in François Ozon‘s assisted-suicide drama.

“…A gesture of gratitude toward the late novelist Emmanuèle Bernheim, his script collaborator on Under the Sand, Swimming Pool and 5×2. Taking a refreshingly frank, uncomplicated attitude to its fraught issues, the film stars Sophie Marceau in a compellingly grounded performance as Bernheim, asked to take on a role of tremendous moral and emotional weight by a man with whom she has always had a somewhat thorny relationship and yet finds impossible to deny…” – Hollywood Reporter

Ahed’s Knee

Nadav Lapid plays in Competition with a caustic story about an Israeli film-maker forced into a cultural compromise.

Screen International

“…45-year-old Israeli auteur Nadav Lapid, who, for his fifth feature, has made his most radical movie yet. An abrasive, cinematically bold auto-fiction about a filmmaker fighting off personal, professional and political demons while on a trip to present one of his movies…” – Hollywood Reporter

Opening Film: Robust

Critics Week opens with an enjoyable odd-couple drama starring Gerard Depardieu and Deborah Lukumuena directed by Constance Meyer.

Screen International

Rehanna

Un Certain Regard drama set in Bangladesh follows one woman’s heedless pursuit of justice directed by Abdullah Mohammad Saad.

Screen International

The Souvenir: Part II


“A follow up to 2019’s lauded, semi-autobiographical drama The Souvenir, it once again stars Honor Swinton Byrne as Julie, now mourning the loss of her boyfriend Anthony (Tom Burke), a drug addict who claimed to work for the Foreign Office. His spectre looms large as Julie drifts through film school, eventually making a film about her experiences with Anthony with the help of her peers.,,,More ambitious in scope than The Souvenir, this explores the challenges of student filmmaking with a humorous touch that’s likely to appeal to industry audiences…this is a witty, fitfully intriguing sequel that’s a good fit for Cannes: Hogg may be the most French director to come out of England.” – Deadline Hollywood

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